The Spittelberg – idyll in the middle of the city
The Spittelberg is mostly known due to the beautiful Christmas market during wintertime. It is one of the most dreamy and pleasant places of Vienna. Due to the, unfortunately repeated, lockdown, this idyllic place in the middle of Vienna is ideal for a walk.
In summertime the market at Spittelberg is often forgotten – even though there are wonderful handcraft market. You should seize the opportunity to pass by – Viennese Handcrafts are special and have a long tradition. Even there isn´t taking place any market – the Spittelberg is worth a visit. It is a wonderful place to take a break.Thanks to the pedestrian zone you nearly won´t be disturbed by traffic noise.
Before Christmas, the Spittelberg is (usually) in full swing – people meet at the market to see their friends and families, buying Christmas presents and drinking the traditional Glühwein. You should visit this place at least once before Christmas and inhale the Viennese Christmas atmosphere.
Small, cosy and quite – If you stay a little longer you quickly forget that you are in a big city. Sitting in the centre of Vienna and somehow you could be in the middle of a small village – wonderful.
One reason for the cosiness might be the fact that the Spittelberg was a suburb of Vienna until 1850 and years after got a part of today´s Neubau, the seventh district of Vienna. After a few years as one of the less popular areas of Vienna, it got what it is today: one of the best preserved areas with many houses from the Biedermeier period – narrow streets, good restaurants and pleasant galleries – a place to be, that should be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Teaser Picture: © Wien Tourismus – Gregor Hofbauer